Released back in February, “Crack a Bottle” broke the first week digital sales record with 418,000 downloads and put Eminem back in the spotlight after a long absence. On the track, he collaborates with 50 Cent and long-time friend, Dr. Dre.
There is a lot of confusion about where this single fits in – some people claim it will be featured on Em’s upcoming album Relapse while 50 Cent has reportedly said that he will include it in his new album, Before I Self-Destruct. Some reports say that both rappers will have it on their albums. It wouldn’t be the first time that’s happened.
Anyway, listening to the song, I think it’s good and I’m happy Em is back to work but I do think that it’s a little too much like rap from a few years ago and may not fit in well with what is currently on the market. I’ll have to wait and see what he comes up with on Relapse before I really make up my mind.